This article originally appeared online in the Newsroom on June 7 and is updated as of June 9.
Mphasis, a leading multinational Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, has deepened its investment in Canada and opened a new North American delivery centre in Calgary.
“Calgary is attracting growing attention as a thriving technology ecosystem, and the launch of our new center reinforces Mphasis’ commitment to investing in this market, where we see considerable growth potential,” said Nitin Rakesh, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Mphasis.
With offices in First Tower in downtown Calgary, the global firm anticipates hiring 200 jobs in the first 12 to 15 months and plans to increase headcount to 1,000 or more within the next five years with a strong emphasis on local talent and students.
Aligned with Mphasis’ office opening, the Government of Alberta announced a $23 million investment in the University of Calgary’s Quantum City, a hub for quantum computing and technology focused on equipping home-grown businesses and innovators to solve global challenges.
Mphasis was named as a partner in Quantum City in June 2021, joining the community of cross-sectoral collaboration in digital transformation.
“Digitalization is a major driver of Canada’s economic growth, with Calgary emerging as a leading light in the country’s innovation ecosystem,” said Rohit Jayachandran, Senior Vice President and Head Strategic Accounts.
Mphasis sees Calgary as an ideal location to increase its presence in the North American market, noting the city’s growth as a hub of innovation and its pool of top talent, two key drivers in the economic strategy, Calgary in the New Economy.
With Calgary companies set to lead the $20 billion spend on digital transformation in Alberta from 2021 to 2024, Mphasis is strongly positioned to contribute to Canada’s growing digital sector.
As a leader in next-generation digital technology services, Mphasis recognized Calgary’s growing reputation as a leader in science, research and technological innovation. Companies in Calgary are doing industry-disrupting work to solve global challenges, which creates meaningful careers for tech talent.
“As Calgary’s reputation for tech and innovation grows, more companies like Mphasis are recognizing the value our city offers including the ability for their employees to build a rewarding career and great life here. It also highlights the importance of continuing to invest in tech scale-up efforts, essential in attracting more growth to our city,” said Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek, a member of the OCIF Board of Directors.
The opening of Mphasis’ delivery center adds to Calgary’s growing roster as the city with the highest head office concentration per capita in Canada. The Client Services team at Calgary Economic Development worked with Team Calgary partner CBRE to help Mphasis secure the office location.
“Mphasis’ new Calgary delivery centre exemplifies Calgary’s future-focused economy when a global IT solutions provider sees this city as the location of choice in North America to work with companies to accelerate digital transformation across all sectors of the economy,” said Brad Parry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Calgary Economic Development.
With significant job opportunities for local talent and a focus on technology solutions, Mphasis is a leading example of Calgary’s vibrant tech and innovation ecosystem.
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